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Valdosta, Georgia (GA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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32.2% of Valdosta, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 58.7% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of Georgia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 33.9% of high school graduates and 53.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 22.1% among disabled males and 34.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 79.7%. For comparison, it was 43.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Valdosta, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Valdosta:

32.2%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Valdosta:

18.8%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Valdosta:

22.1%
Georgia:

15.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Valdosta:

22.6%
Georgia:

28.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Valdosta:

34.5%
Georgia:

21.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Valdosta:

25.6%
Georgia:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

79.7%
Residents above poverty level:

43.6%

Poverty by age in Valdosta, GA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Valdosta
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Valdosta,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 22.6%Under 5 years
  • 64.8%5 years
  • 47.5%6 to 11 years
  • 68.4%12 to 14 years
  • 57.3%15 years
  • 64.2%16 and 17 years
  • 53.6%18 to 24 years
  • 20.1%25 to 34 years
  • 18.4%35 to 44 years
  • 7.2%45 to 54 years
  • 14.5%55 to 64 years
  • 2.6%65 to 74 years
  • 3.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Valdosta
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Valdosta,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 9.2%Under 5 years
  • 33.8%5 years
  • 45.6%6 to 11 years
  • 56.3%12 to 14 years
  • 60.7%15 years
  • 37.7%16 and 17 years
  • 42.8%18 to 24 years
  • 24.8%25 to 34 years
  • 26.0%35 to 44 years
  • 12.9%45 to 54 years
  • 15.1%55 to 64 years
  • 21.7%65 to 74 years
  • 6.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Valdosta, GA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Valdosta,GA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.3%Under 5 years
  • 19.3%5 years
  • 16.7%6 to 11 years
  • 11.9%12 to 14 years
  • 11.6%15 years
  • 14.7%16 and 17 years
  • 20.7%18 to 24 years
  • 10.7%25 to 34 years
  • 5.8%35 to 44 years
  • 6.4%45 to 54 years
  • 5.4%55 to 64 years
  • 3.6%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Valdosta, GA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Valdosta, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Valdosta, GA (%)
  • 18.2%White
  • 35.4%Black
  • 52.9%American Indian
  • 15.9%Asian
  • 94.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 38.8%Other race
  • 17.9%2+ races
  • 30.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Valdosta, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Valdosta, GA (absolute numbers)
  • 3,727White
  • 10,528Black
  • 83American Indian
  • 146Asian
  • 94Native Hawaiian
  • 629Other race
  • 1592+ races
  • 913Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 28.3%Below poverty level
  • 71.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 32.4%Below poverty level
  • 67.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Valdosta, GA

Children below poverty level:
Valdosta, Georgia:

41.8%
State:

18.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Valdosta:

33.9%
Georgia:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Valdosta:

53.9%
Georgia:

44.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 32.5%Married-couple family
  • 4.6%Male, no wife present
  • 62.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Valdosta not in families by work experience
  • 3.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 51.0%Worked part-time
  • 45.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 11.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 32.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.1%Both worked part-time
  • 15.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 31.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.9%1999 to 2000
  • 3.4%1995 to 1998
  • 4.1%1990 to 1994
  • 14.1%1980 to 1989
  • 13.3%1970 to 1979
  • 16.9%1960 to 1969
  • 21.5%1950 to 1959
  • 12.6%1940 to 1949
  • 12.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.5%1999 to 2000
  • 7.6%1995 to 1998
  • 10.2%1990 to 1994
  • 17.7%1980 to 1989
  • 19.4%1970 to 1979
  • 17.4%1960 to 1969
  • 14.6%1950 to 1959
  • 4.7%1940 to 1949
  • 5.8%1939 or earlier
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